Dual digital displays - Intel HD graphics (Core i3-530)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by traderM0, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. traderM0


    Hi, all

    I'm interested in running two digital panels using the Core i3-530's on-package Intel HD graphics chip. Depending on the motherboard/chipset, there seems to be two possibilities:

    (1) HDMI, DVI and VGA outputs; and
    (2) HDMI and VGA outputs.

    Two questions:
    (1) With the first setup, can two digital panels be run using the HDMI (with HDMI-to-DVI converter) and DVI outputs?
    (2) With the second setup, can two digital panels be run using the HDMI output alone, or only one in digital mode and the other in analog mode (using the VGA output)?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!
  2. I'm not sure I'm right about this, but I don't believe "display" has anything to do with the CPU yet, i5-661 notwithstanding. The displays you can run are determined by your video card.

    HDMI display would be most applicable if you plan to use a TV for display.
  3. MGB


    If you have 2 HDMI outputs, then you can hook up 2 HDMI Displays.
  4. Do you know of a video card with 2 HDMIs?
  5. traderM0